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Agricultural Consultant ANZSCO Code: 234111

Group A

Agricultural Consultant advise farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries, and government on the production, processing, and distribution of farm products.

Agricultural Consultant ANZSCO Code: 234111

Occupation Descriptions

Agricultural Consultants provide advice to farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries, and government on the production, processing, and distribution of farm products.

Alternative Titles:

  •   Agricultural Adviser

Occupations considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Agricultural Extension Officer
  • Landcare Officer
  • Horticultural Consultant*
  • Agribusiness Consultant
  • Agricultural adviser

Employment as a horticultural consultant may be considered if the work involves providing advice on the processing and distribution of fruits, nuts, and vegetables, but not landscaping and ornamental plants.

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Group A

This occupation requires a qualification comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.

Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level, completed within the last five years.

If the qualifications do not meet the required educational level, are not in a highly relevant field, or if the employment was completed prior to obtaining the qualification, the applicant will be assessed as below the required skill level.

This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels.

A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive Skills Assessment Outcome.

Qualification and Employment Criteria

Qualification

AQF Bachelor degree or higher

This occupation requires a qualification comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.

If you studied subjects like Agriculture, Animals, or Plants, you might still be considered for this job, even if your degree is in a different science field. This decision depends on your specific studies and any projects or internships you did. So, if you’ve worked on big projects or had hands-on experience, it could help. They want to make sure you understand the important parts of farming and agriculture, like how plants grow and how to take care of animals. So, even if your degree isn’t exactly in Agriculture, you might still have a chance if you’ve learned the right stuff and have experience to back it up.

Highly relevant major fields of study include:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Animal Science and Management
  • Crop Science / Agronomy
  • Viticulture
  • Plant and Animal Production

Employment

In Australia, there are currently no legal requirements for licensing or registration for the occupation of Agricultural Consultant.

An agricultural consultant generally provides advice to clients as an external contracted service. Clients may include farmers, growers, landowners, conservation organizations, and public bodies

As an agricultural consultant, you would typically consult on either technical or business matters. The consultancy may include advice on agricultural systems, crop and pasture science, livestock, nutrition and breeding, or the improvement of production, processing, and distribution of farm products.

Tasks include:

  • Collecting and analyzing data and samples of produce, feed, soil, and other factors affecting production.
  • Advising farmers and Farm Managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options.
  • Advising farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry, and feeding programs.
  • Developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production.
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